Instant Gratification: “Brighton Rock” and four other good movies to watch on Netflix Instant

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A new month, a new crop of movies available to stream on Netflix Instant, including a bundle of great ’90s movies.

Pick of the week: “Brighton Rock” — This adaptation of an early Graham Greene novel updates the action to the “mods” vs. “rockers” gang wars of the 1960s, as a ruthless young gangster (Sam Riley) woos an innocent waitress (Andrea Riseborough). The film makes good contrast of its cheery seaside locations against its gritty underworld plot, and Helen Mirren and John Hurt make strong supporting roles.

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